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Homonoia riparia Lour.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets pubescent. Stipules subulate, 5-8 mm; petiole 5-15 mm; leaf blade linear-oblong or narrowly lanceolate, 6-20 × 1.2-2.5 cm, papery, abaxially densely scaly, pubescent, base cuneate or obtuse, margin entire or sparsely glandular-serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 5-10 cm, puberulent; bracts subovate, 1.5-2 mm. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 0.2 mm; calyx 3-lobed, 3-4 mm, pubescent. Female flowers: sepals 5, oblong, acuminate, 1-2 mm, pubescent; ovary puberulent; style 4-7 mm, base connate. Capsule subglobose, 3-4 mm in diam., pubescent. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Apr-Jul.

Rheophytic on riverbanks, rocky and gravelly stream beds, sandbars; below 1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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